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This settles the Ringo vs. Pete debate once and for all
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You're probably right, Parlance. Imagine their running into him by accident somehow...awkward! I did see a clip of poor Pete on the old old TV show "To Tell the Truth" where you guessed the occupation of three guests (two of whom were imposters). His "occupation" was "used to be a member of the Beatles." I remember how the celebrity panel all cooed and sighed and said "oh gee whiz" when his identity was revealed. It was pitiful. I felt sorry for the poor guy, I really did. Now I just wonder why he bothered to go on the show and humiliate himself like that in the first place. The clip of the show was in black and white, so it had to have been aired in 1965 or '66 or thereabouts.

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meanmistermustard said
As I said above there were one or two gigs later on where both The Beatles and Pete Best played, they were amicable to each other but not chatty in any way. Lewisohn dates at least one encounter happening on the 12th October 1962 at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey where Pete was now the drummer in Lee Curtis and The All Stars (I haven't went thru the whole book, this is the first I came across).

 

Pete has made a good living from selling his story numerous times and building up his part into being the best drummer in Liverpool, the audience only ever coming to see him, and how Ringo copied what Pete was doing for the next 7 years. Next up is how it was he who inspired John and Paul to write, even getting phone calls from them later on when stuck, as he was a great composer, and how he one day bumped into George Martin in London and on his good looks and charisma alone got a deal for the Beatles (the jealousy in the band over this was what forced him out).

:lol: You're right, though, he's built up a little myth about his drumming. Apart from him, Ringo is the one always cited as the best drummer in Liverpool, and not just by John, Paul, or George, but by loads of their contemporaries at the time.

In addition to when they crossed paths in '62/'63 after the switch, don't forget that in August '62, a day after they sacked him, Brian asked Pete to fulfill his obligations to play the next 2 or 3 shows until Ringo could arrive from Butlins...I'm shocked they had the balls to ask! To Pete's credit, he basically told them to fuck off, and they played 2 shows with a fill-in and either played the 3rd with no drummer or cancelled it outright (I can't remember which).

 

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Here's Pete Best on "I've Got a Secret" from 1964...so weird he'd go on there...AWKWARD!

 

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And I'm not picking on Pete, but the same fellow who did the Day in the Life vid also did Come Together....I had to stop listening to it because I'm trying so hard to stifle my laughter here at work that my coworkers are walking by giving me funny looks..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :lol:

 

 

I'm seriously in pain from all the laughter

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Linde said

meanmistermustard said
I would have a lot more respect for Pete if he just said he was a good drummer who got dropped at the worst moment and didn't turn up on every 2 bit show repeating the same 30 second oversell (has he said anything new in the last 20 years?). I now turn off whenever I see him.

 

This.

The way he discusses it, no one will like him better after those shows.

Also, LMAO! That drumsolo in The End

I know! :lol: Come Together cracks me up even more, haha!

And I'm with you all on Pete...while he seems like a good guy and has made out alright for himself, and he's been married almost 50 years and has 2 grown daughters, which is fantastic, he *does* seem to cash-in in a passive-aggressive way on his notoriety. That being said, I'd still love to meet the man, seems like overall a good fellow.

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Linde said

Also, LMAO! That drumsolo in The End

I love that the whole performance manages to be lackluster yet intrusive. I can just imagine the looks on the other three faces if they had actually had to put up with that.

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